Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Middle School - Worksheet #1

 

New Words for Today

 

Tropical (Adjective)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Adjective

1: relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit" 2: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic; "tropical year" 3: characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense

tropic

 

Dumbfound (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

perplex, vex

 

Territory (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a region marked off for administrative or other purposes 2: an area of knowledge or interest; "his questions covered a lot of territory" 3: the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

district, dominion, soil

 

Scorn (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary" 2: open disrespect for a person or thing

contempt, disdain, despite

Verb

1: look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately" 2: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

contemn, despise, disdain

 

Accumulate (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune" 2: collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"

collect, amass, compile, hoard

 

Today's Word Challenges

 

Match Synonyms Match Antonyms
1 dumbfound A vex 1: 1 A 1:
2 scorn B compile 2: 2 B 2:
3 accumulate C contemn 3: 3 C 3:
4 tropical D district 4: 4 D 4:
5 territory E tropic 5: 5 E 5:

 

Match Definitions
1 be a mystery or bewildering to A tropical 1:
2 open disrespect for a person or thing B dumbfound 2:
3 get or gather together C accumulate 3:
4 an area of knowledge or interest D territory 4:
5 of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic E scorn 5:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: reject with contempt(5)

Down:
1: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic(8)
2

 

Interesting things about Engligh Language
How Many words are there in English Language?
There is no single sensible answer to this question. It's impossible to count the number of words in English because it's not well defined, what counts as a "word" in the first place. Unlike French, German, Spanish and Italian languages, there is no Academy for English to define official accepted words or spellings. New words are coined and added regularly. 2nd Edition of Oxford English dictionary lists over 600,000 words. A 2010 joint study by Harvard and Google estimated English containing 1,022,000 words with around 8500 words being added every year.

 

Recent Words Learned: accumulate, scorn, territory, dumbfound, tropical
Answer to Crossword in worksheet :

 

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